So long, Chris, and thanks for all the fish

Tuesday 02nd February 2010, 06:27:00 PM, written by Rys

On January 28th, graphics enthusiast, NVIDIA multi-GPU maestro and friend, Chris Arthington -- best known as ChrisRay to graphics and PC hardware enthusiasts worldwide on many discussion forums -- passed away after battling pneumonia.  He was 27 years old.

Chris was an advisor to Beyond3D on many SLI and multi-GPU related matters, helping educate us about driver support, answer our questions and connect us to NVIDIA.  A regular poster on many forums on all matters PC hardware related, Chris informed and helped many thousands of people directly, and definitely informed orders of magnitude more as passing enthusiasts read his contributions to technical threads.

His love was 3D graphics, especially multi-GPU, and his contributions to the field as a member of NVIDIA's graphics focus group and online forums, listening to customers, have helped shape and evolve GeForce hardware and software in recent years.  If you enjoy SLI, you owe part of that experience to Chris.

On top of all of that, he was a good personal friend and a really nice guy.  He's survived by his family, and he tirelessly devoted his time and income to caring for his mum, who suffers from long-term illness.  We also know he was close to his brother and his extended NVIDIA family, most of all Ken Brown.  Our thoughts go out to those closest to him and his good friends, many of which were worldwide and online.

NVIDIA and nV News have setup a page on nV News in his memory, where you can donate to a fund that'll help his mum as he did.  NVIDIA are contributing significantly too.  If he helped you out in any way over the years, we hope you'll give a little if you can.

We'll miss you, man! So long, and thanks for all the fish.....
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Latest Thread Comments (95 total)
Posted by ET on Monday, 08-Feb-10 14:13:06 UTC
Just read this. It's always awful to hear about someone dying at such a young age. When it's someone who's done some good for people, if feels even worse.

Posted by Vilem Otte on Monday, 08-Feb-10 22:49:11 UTC
Very tragic ... rest in peace.

Posted by Sharkfood on Wednesday, 10-Feb-10 03:19:18 UTC
This is such a huge waste... it's just unfathomable. How does such a positive, young, intelligent and charming guy like Chris die so young? It is always so sad when someone so young and so bright leaves us... it's just so untimely!I'm in shock and truly will miss Chris and his eloquent, down-to-earth style... his wit, his intelligence, his passion, and his unending support for others. His pictures are actually how I always imagined him; such an inviting warmth that is almost radiating from him.My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by jiaolu on Wednesday, 10-Feb-10 13:46:44 UTC
So young,barely live a life。。

condolences to the family

Posted by Secessionist on Wednesday, 10-Feb-10 17:08:34 UTC
That's sad news. Rest in peace Chris, we'll all be reunited some day.

Posted by wishiknew on Thursday, 11-Feb-10 01:03:56 UTC
I remember all those image articles he did. Yep we'll meet again some day.

Posted by RickCain on Sunday, 14-Feb-10 01:10:25 UTC
Wow.... I am shocked as Chris brought so much to the community. He will be greatly missed.

My condolences go out to his family.

Posted by slider on Sunday, 14-Feb-10 13:28:22 UTC
It's difficult when conversing on the internet to meet people who consistently come across as decent. Chris always did (even though the discussions he was generally involved in were way over my head).


Posted by Farid on Thursday, 18-Feb-10 16:34:44 UTC
I wasn't around early February and didn't read the general forums in ages... So, suffice to say that it came off as a tragic and shocking news when someone mentioned to me today that Chris passed away.

All my condolences to his families and friends, which some of them are part of this forum. Take care guys.

As someone said earlier in this thread, the community is really worse now with teh loss of one of its best representant. Chris has always remained helpful and polite, even in times when he was outrightly attacked by folks who couldn't remain composed and polite when arguing video cards.


R.I.P Chris.

Posted by ClyssaN on Monday, 22-Feb-10 22:46:49 UTC
...uffff... I am shocked, RIP Chris ...

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